Monday, January 4, 2010

My WORD for 2010

At the end of 2008 I had stumbled on this great idea of having a WORD to define you and move you through the upcoming year.   The first time I saw it was at Ali Edwards's Blog.  Once again, I've been in deep thought about "MY" word.  Last year my word was PEACE.  Looking back, I'm so pleased and proud of myself  becuase I truely found the PEACE I was looking for.  It's funny though, it came in so many different ways, none of which I expected.

This is a little bit of what Ali's blog says:

The idea behind the one little word concept is to give yourself something to focus on throughout the year. "A single word can be a powerful thing. It can be the ripple in the pond that changes everything. It can sharp and biting or rich and soft and slow."
Also from that same newsletter:
Can you identify a single word that sums up what you want for yourself in 2009?

It can be something tangible or intangible. It could be a thought or a feeling or an emotion. It can be singular or plural. The key is to find something that has personal meaning for you. This is not your mother's word or your spouse's word or your child's word - this is YOUR word.

One little word can have big meaning in your life if you allow yourself to be open to the possibilities. And here's one thing that is totally interesting: sometimes a word will pop into your brain and it will not make any sense to you right now. Give it some time. Let it percolate a bit. I have often found that our hearts speak to us in very unique ways. Maybe this is a word you need to hear but just aren't ready for it yet. Again, be open to the possibilities.

Once again, I found myself pulling between 2 different WORDS....

But after much thought my word for 2010 is Hope.

There are many things I Hope for.  They're important and wonderful things.  I know that by having Faith (which was the other word I was pulled between) and Hope that those things I want most in life will happen.  Hope is a belief and feeling that what is wanted can be had and will turn out for the best.  

We also did this as a family last night and I was so impressed with the words my family picked.  My husband is foucsed on "POSITIVE".  My 16-yr-old's word is "DISCIPLINE".  My 14-yr-old picked "INNER-STRENGH".  My sweet 7 year-old son picked "RESPECT".  And of course my little twins picked "SPARKLE" and "HAPPY".  

Need some help with words?? Check out Ali's List here.
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Carla McDaniel said...

this is such a great idea!!! thank you so much for sharing it. i hope you don't mind that i take the idea and use it myself.
a single word can be powerful!! thanks
Happy New Year

Warren Baldwin said...

This is a great idea, and what a great word you have chosen for this year. I've heard of others doing this but I haven't given it much thought until reading your post. I like how you made it a family thing, and I think I will propose this to my family. Good post!

Have a great New Year filled with HOPE. wb

Meeks said...

I think this idea has been "rippling" through the blog world, because I fell in love with the idea too. The word I chose was "consistency". I just want to try and do the simple things consistently.

Best of luck for your word, I love the word "hope".

Kara Herron said...

Ok, I think my word will be "change". That encompasses everything I want to do for the year.

Thanks for prompting to think about this.


Nishant said...

This is a great idea, and what a great word you have chosen for this year

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momof3girls said...

I was so moved by your blog. I found myself pondering this idea in the bath, while doing dishes, and before falling asleep. Your post challenged me, and finally I found the word or concept for me this year. "margins" I blogged about this and referenced your post. Thanks so much for continuing to challenge me!

quiltingfrenzy said...

I am so happy I checked out your blog. I too have picked a word to guide me through the year, mine is "create". I want to express my creativeness in ways I have not done in a long time.

Muthering Heights said...

That's a great idea...I think I'll click the link and choose a word! :)

Together We Save said...

Wonderful idea and great word choice..... we all need a little Hope.

Joyful said...

I love the words your family chose.
I esp. liked `sparkle` and `happy`.
What awesome words.

Fun Mama - Deanna said...

I picked a word along with Ali also. My word is Courage. I wish you success with Hope. It's a great word. PS. Do you scrapbook?

kanishk said...

This is a great idea,
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